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Exploring the potential of authentic, programmatic assessment to minimise contract cheating

Source: https://cheatingandassessment.edu.au About the Project ‘Contract Cheating and Assessment Design: Exploring the Connection’ is an Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching Strategic Priority Project led by the University of South Australia. Partner institutions are the University of Sydney, the University … Continue reading

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Assuring Quality in E-Learning Course Design: The Roadmap

Source: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/2784 Quality Assurance (QA) concepts and applications in Higher Education (HE) emerge from evolving meanings related to HE’s dynamic relationship with social, economic, cultural, and technological developments.  The latter has been redefined by the growth spurred by the forms distance … Continue reading

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More than 20,000 university students buying essays and dissertations as Lords call for ban on ‘contract cheating’

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/01/13/20000-university-students-buying-essays-dissertations-lords/   Harry Yorke, online education editor 13 JANUARY 2017 • 10:00PM The fraudulent essay industry must be outlawed, leading academics and lords have urged as figures obtained by The Telegraph reveal that more than 20,000 students are buying professionally-written … Continue reading

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Is Your University’s Online Course Up to Code?

Source: http://www.edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2017/01/your-university-s-online-course-code by Meghan Bogardus Cortez Thanks in part to the rise of massive open online courses, online higher ed programs are growing significantly. An estimated 5.8 million students are enrolled in online courses, the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) reports. As online … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Quality Matters Certification: What the Analytics Reveal

Source: http://insider.fiu.edu/qmreport/ FIU Online engaged in research to highlight the benefits to both students and faculty when taking and teaching an online course that has received the Quality Matters certification. FIU Online leveraged the data available via the Blackboard Lean learning management system to … Continue reading

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Redesigning Design: Field Testing a Revised Design Rubric Based of iNACOL Quality Course Standards

Source: http://www.ijede.ca/index.php/jde/article/view/976 David Adelstein, Michael K Barbour Abstract Designers have a limited selection of K-12 online course creation standards to choose from that are not blocked behind proprietary or pay walls. For numerous institutions and states, the use of the iNACOL … Continue reading

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Assuring Quality in E-Learning Course Design: The Roadmap

Source: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/2784 Assuring Quality in E-Learning Course Design: The Roadmap Dimitrios Vlachopoulos Abstract Quality Assurance (QA) concepts and applications in Higher Education (HE) emerge from evolving meanings related to HE’s dynamic relationship with social, economic, cultural, and technological developments.  The … Continue reading

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New Task Force to Develop Quality Assurance Standards for Non-Traditional Education Programs

Source: https://campustechnology.com/articles/2016/12/14/new-task-force-to-develop-quality-assurance-standards-for-nontraditional-education-programs.aspx Entangled Solutions is forming a Quality Assurance Task Force to drive accountability and transparency for emerging models of education. The higher education consultancy today announced the initial members of the task force, who will “collaborate in the development of … Continue reading

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Online Course Quality: What do Nontraditional Students Value?

Source: http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/winter194/hixon_barczyk_ralston-berg_buckenmeyer194.html Emily Hixon, Ph.D Purdue University Northwest hixone@pnw.edu Casimir Barczyk, PhD Purdue University Northwest barczyk@pnw.edu Penny Ralston-Berg, M.S. Penn State World Campus Plr15@psu.edu Janet Buckenmeyer, Ph.D Armstrong State University Janet.Buckenmeyer@armstrong.edu Abstract This study analyzes nontraditional students’ perceptions of online course … Continue reading

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ONLINE LEARNING CONSORTIUM UNVEILS EXPANDED QUALITY SCORECARD SUITE FOR BENCHMARKING ONLINE AND BLENDED LEARNING PROGRAMS

Source: http://onlinelearningconsortium.org/news_item/online-learning-consortium-unveils-expanded-quality-scorecard-suite-benchmarking-online-blended-learning-programs/ December 07, 2016 Online Learning Consortium Unveils Expanded Quality Scorecard Suite for Benchmarking Online and Blended Learning Programs The OLC Quality Scorecard uses research-based benchmarks and standards of excellence to help higher education institutions evaluate their online and blended … Continue reading

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